2014 Altima Named Cars.com “Most Affordable Midsize Sedan”
After guiding the Nissan brand to another record-breaking month this past April, the 2014 Altima was named the Cars.com “Most Affordable Midsize Sedan” for harmonizing fuel efficiency with a litany of standard features more befitting of higher-end vehicles.
“The 2014 Nissan Altima is equipped with an abundance of features that meet the growing expectations of our consumers, while still remaining a cost-effective vehicle to own,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. “Year-over-year sales growth and an expanding list of accolades like this recognition from Cars.com demonstrate why Altima continues to be a leader in the midsize segment.”
In order to meet Cars.com’s qualifications for the Most Affordable Midsize Sedan list, vehicles were required to have an automatic transmission, cruise control, USB connection, Bluetooth®, power windows, power driver’s seat, and a backup camera.
The 2014 Altima no doubt had the advantage over the competition with the 38 miles per gallon fuel economy provided by the 2.5-liter DOHC inline-four.
The 2014 Altima’s standing as a five-star safety rated ride (courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) was also vital in earning the title of “Most Affordable Midsize Sedan.” In NHTSA’s crash-testing, the 2014 Altima scored a five-star overall rating in frontal and side crash tests and four stars in rollover tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also deems the 2014 Altima a “Top Safety Pick;” the Altima earned “Good” scores in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats crashworthiness testing.